Fourth Squad detectives report the arrest of a Queens man that occurred on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 9:10 am in North Lawrence.
According to detectives, police responded to Burlington Coat Factory located at 345 Rockaway Turnpike, for a larceny that had occurred. While on scene, officers were taking a report for the larceny when Yance Folk, 49, of 14101 255 Street, Rosedale, walked passed them with two duffle bags filled with store merchandise. Folk then passed all points of purchase, making no attempt to pay for the items. Police approached Folk and he began to run out the door into the parking lot refusing to comply with verbal commands from the officers. After a brief foot pursuit, police were able to reach the subject who became combative. The defendant punched an officer in the face and continually attempted to punch and kick the officers. The defendant continued to actively resist arrest and police were forced to utilize an ECD (taser) to subdue him, which successfully allowed officers to place him into custody.
As a result of the struggle, an officer suffered an injury to his face and finger. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment.
Defendant Yance Folk is charged with Assault 2nd Degree, Petit Larceny and Resisting Arrest. He will be arraigned Thursday, November 4, 2021 at First District Court, 99 Main Street in Hempstead.
Details by: Det. Sacco/4th Squad 11/04/21/2100/8834